2011 FORD ESCAPE VIN: 1FMCU9D7XBKA52297

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VIN 1FMCU9D7XBKA52297 Decoding Ford Vin Decoder

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Make

FORD

Manufacturer Name

FORD MOTOR COMPANY, USA

Model

Escape

Model Year

2011

Plant City

KANSAS CITY

Series

XLT

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

Kansas City

Plant State

MISSOURI

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1C: 4,001 - 5,000 lb (1,814 - 2,268 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Brake System Type

Hydraulic

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

2500.0

Displacement (CI)

152.55936023683

Displacement (L)

2.5

Engine Power (kW)

171

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

In-Line

Engine Brake (hp) From

229.314737

Other Engine Info

Displacement is 2.5L 4V.

Engine Manufacturer

Ford

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st and 2nd Rows

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2011 FORD ESCAPE Crash Test Score

3

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Overall Side Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Seat
Rear Seat

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Risk:
23.7%

2011 FORD ESCAPE Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Advanced Belt Feature Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Driver, Front Passenger
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver, Front Passenger

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Rear Seat
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1FMCU9D7XBKA52297

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WHEELS ENGINE

January 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11299595
Consumer Location: WALLAGRASS, ME
VIN: 1FMCU9D7XBK****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE ONLY OWNED MY PRE-OWNED VEHICLE FOR 3 YEARS AND HAVE HAD TO REPLACE DRIVER SIDE FRONT BEARING 2X'S, REAR WIPER MOTOR TWICE AND NOW VEHICLE WILL STALL WHILE IN MOTION AND AT STOPS FOR TRAFFIC LIGHTS. I HAVE ALWAYS DRIVEN FORDS AND FEEL THAT THIS IS SOMETHING WITH THE ASSEMBLY LINE BECAUSE I LEARNED OF ANOTHER FROM THE SAME ASSEMBLY LINE THAT HAD THE SAME PROBLEMS.

Components: STEERING

October 25, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11270974
Consumer Location: MAYVILLE, WI
VIN: 1FMCU9D7XBK****

Summary of Complaint

WAS MAKING A RIGHT TURN INTO AN INTERSECTION AND STEERING WHEEL SUDDENLY BECAME DIFFICULT TO TURN, RENDERING THE VEHICLE UNABLE TO MAKE A SUCCESSFUL TURN. VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION AT TIME OF INCIDENT. VEHICLE STEERING WHEEL REMAINED STIFF FOR REMAINDER OF DRIVE AND VEHICLE WAS NOT ABLE TO MANEUVER AS EFFECTIVELY. REQUIRED MUCH MORE FORCE TO TURN STEERING WHEEL. NO MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ASSOCIATED.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

October 04, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11267045
Consumer Location: BOTHELL, WA
VIN: 1FMCU9D7XBK****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 FORD ESCAPE. WHILE THE CONTACT'S WIFE WAS DRIVING 5 MPH, THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME DIFFICULT TO TURN, CAUSING HER TO BUMP INTO A CURB. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE DRIVER WAS ABLE TO PARK THE VEHICLE INTO A PARKING SPOT. ONCE THE VEHICLE WAS TURNED OFF AND RESTARTED, THE STEERING WHEEL RESUMED NORMAL OPERATION. THE CONTACT'S WIFE MANAGED TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE HOME. THE CONTACT ASSOCIATED THE FAILURE WITH NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V284000 (STEERING). THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AUTONATION FORD BELLEVUE (LOCATED AT 411 116TH AVE NE, BELLEVUE, WA 98004, (425) 243-5203) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE TORQUE SENSOR NEEDED TO BE REPLACED AND THE POWER STEERING CONTROL MODULE NEEDED TO BE REPROGRAMMED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 107,000.

Components: SUSPENSION

August 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11180060
Consumer Location: WALLAGRASS, ME
VIN: 1FMCU9D7XBK****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE WHEEL BEARINGS WERE FAULTY ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE OF THE VEHICLE. WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH, THE WHEELS SHOOK AND AFFECTED THE ENTIRE VEHICLE. THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 69,500.

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VISIBILITY/WIPER

February 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11180058
Consumer Location: WALLAGRASS, ME
VIN: 1FMCU9D7XBK****

Summary of Complaint

THIS WILL BE THE SECOND TIME I AM REPLACING WHEEL BEARING IN THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE WHEEL. THIS CAUSES THE WHEEL TO SHAKE. I CANT AFFORD TO CONTINUE TO PUT MONEY INTO A VEHICLE WITH SUCH LOW MILES AND EVERY 6 MONTHS. ALSO REAR WIPER MOTOR BURNT OUT DUE TO A LEAKY SEAL OR POOR SEAL FROM FORD.

Components: STEERING

October 22, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11142218
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FMCU9D7XBK****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 FORD ESCAPE. AFTER STARTING THE VEHICLE, THE POWER STEERING MALFUNCTIONED AND CAUSED THE STEERING WHEEL TO BECOME VERY DIFFICULT TO TURN IN EITHER DIRECTION. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE LOCAL INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE STEERING WHEEL TORQUE SENSOR WAS FAULTY AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE LOCAL DEALER (HERB CHAMBERS FORD OF BRAINTREE, 75 GRANITE ST, BRAINTREE, MA) AND THE MANUFACTURER WERE BOTH NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V284000(STEERING). THE CONTACT INDICATED THAT THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCED THE SAME FAILURE LISTED IN THE RECALL. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 111,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

October 21, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10786957
Consumer Location: SAPULPA, OK
VIN: 1FMCU9D7XBK****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2011 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT 55 MPH, THE CONTACT BECAME DISTRACTED AND CRASHED INTO THE REAR QUARTER PANEL OF ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE CONTACT AND THE FRONT PASSENGER SUSTAINED MINOR BRUISES THAT REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED AND DEEMED DESTROYED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 47,400.

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 13, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10748629
Consumer Location: LOUISVILLE, KY
VIN: 1FMCU9D7XBK****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING CAR HOME AFTER WORK - SLOWED DOWN AND STOPPED AFTER TRAFFIC LIGHT CHANGE. PRESSED ON ACCELERATOR AND CAR SHUDDERED WOULD NOT ACCELERATE. THE WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON AND THE CAR WENT INTO LIMP HOME MODE. TURNED INTO PARKING LOT AND SHUT DOWN AND RESTARTED ENGINE. THE ENGINE RPM SUDDENLY WENT TO ABOUT 7000 RPM WITH THE NO PUSH OF THE ACCELERATOR. ENGINE EVENTUALLY NORMALIZED AND I WAS ABLE TO DRIVE IT THE REST OF THE WAY HOME. MY HUSBAND TEST DROVE THE VEHICLE AND THE SAME THING HAPPENED TO HIM WITH THE CAR GOING NON RESPONSIVE INTO LIMP HOME MODE. HE TROUBLESHOT THE ISSUE TO THE THROTTLE BODY. AFTER REMOVING THE THROTTLE BODY, CLEANING IT, AND RECALIBRATING , THE ISSUE DISAPPEARED. HE IS GOING TO REPLACE THE PART FOR SAFETY SINCE THIS ISSUE HAPPENING AT HIGHWAY SPEED COULD BECOME DANGEROUS.

Components: STRUCTURE VISIBILITY/WIPER

February 04, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10681421
Consumer Location: WAUSAU, WI
VIN: 1FMCU9D7XBK****

Summary of Complaint

REAR WINDOW SHATTERED WHILE PARKED AND REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER WORKING. *TR

Components: ENGINE

December 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10662378
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FMCU9D7XBK****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 40 MPH, THE ENGINE STALLED AND ALL THE WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THERE WAS SMOKE COMING FROM THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT OPENED THE HOOD AND NOTICED THAT A FIRE HAD ERUPTED. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED AND THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN IMPOUND LOT. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 78,000.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

June 07, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10596833
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FMCU9D7XBK****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS MAKING A LEFT TURN WHEN I LOST POWER STEERING, MAKING IT VERY DIFFICULT TO MAKE THE TURN, THE ABS LIGHT, ADVANCETRAC LIGHT AND THE ADVANCETRAC OFF LIGHT ALL STARTED FLASHING. I ARRIVED AT MY DESTINATION THE CAR WAS PARKED FOR 1 1/2 HOURS, WHEN I TRIED TO LEAVE THE CAR WOULD NOT START. *TR

Components: STEERING

May 25, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10596389
Consumer Location: PUYALLUP, WA
VIN: 1FMCU9D7XBK****

Summary of Complaint

THE POWER STEERING WENT OUT 3 TIMES IN ONE DAY. 1 INCIDENT WE WERE MAKING A RIGHT TURN WHEN IT WENT OUT, IT TOOK A LOT OF STRENGTH TO MAKE THE TURN AND NOT CRASH, THE ABS LIGHT FLASHED A FEW TIMES AND THAN POWER STEERING CAME BACK. THE OTHER TIMES THE POWER STEERING HAS GONE OUT HAPPENED IN PARKING LOTS WHILE PULLING OUT OF A PARKING SPACE. I WENT TO FORD WEBSITE TO SEE IF MY CAR WAS INCLUDED IN THE RECALL ON MAY 29, 2014 (THE STEERING ISSUES IMPACT 915,000 FORD ESCAPES AND MERCURY MARINERS FROM MODEL YEARS 2008 THROUGH 2011) AND IT SAYS THERE ARE NO RECALLS FOR MY VEHICLE. *TR

Components: STEERING

June 08, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11420983
Consumer Location: BAD AXE, MI
VIN: 1FMCU0D79BK****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the electric power steering failed to operate as designed. The steering wheel started shaking and became difficult to turn. The check engine warning light was illuminated. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and was diagnosed as a torque sensor and power steering failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and referred the contact to the dealer for assistance. The manufacturer then referred the contact to NHTSA to file a complaint. The contact was relating the failure to NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V284000 (Steering). The failure mileage was 208,587.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

May 31, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11419682
Consumer Location: PEKIN, IL
VIN: 1FMCU9EG4BK****

Summary of Complaint

2011 Ford Escape AWD- passenger side brake issue- after driving and brake/rotor getting hot making the rim even feel hot. My car vibrates when driving down the street because of this problem. It also has very poor stopping and after stop vehicle doesn’t like to move until I hit the gas pedal. I have very poor gas mileage because something is hanging up ( passenger side only ) THIS IS DANGEROUS and no one wants to do a recall- I’ve been having problems since 2020 we have replaced caliper/rotor/brake pads and the rubber brake hose fixes the problem for about 3-4 months then comes back getting where I don’t feel safe in my own vehicle and FORD doesn’t want to do NOTHING about it. Guess when someone gets hurt/death they will have a law suit on their hands because they know about the problem with the brakes

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

May 31, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11419685
Consumer Location: PEKIN, IL
VIN: 1FMCU9EG4BK****

Summary of Complaint

2011 Ford Escape AWD- passenger side brake issue- after driving and brake/rotor getting hot making the rim even feel hot. My car vibrates when driving down the street because of this problem. It also has very poor stopping and after stop vehicle doesn’t like to move until I hit the gas pedal. I have very poor gas mileage because something is hanging up ( passenger side only ) THIS IS DANGEROUS and no one wants to do a recall- I’ve been having problems since 2020 we have replaced caliper/rotor/brake pads and the rubber brake hose fixes the problem for about 3-4 months then comes back ( I called a FORD DEALER and they no about the issues I’m getting where I don’t feel safe in my own vehicle and FORD doesn’t want to do NOTHING about it. Guess when someone gets hurt/death they will have a law suit on their hands because they know about the problem with the brakes

Components: STEERING POWER TRAIN

June 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11416570
Consumer Location: CHESHIRE, CT
VIN: 1FMCU9EG6BK****

Summary of Complaint

THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE LOST POWER STEERING ASSIST AND THE VEHICLE BECAME DIFFICULT TO STEER. THERE WAS NO WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE POWER STEERING NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CONTACT RELATED THE FAILURE TO NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V284000 (STEERING). THE MANUFACTURER WAS INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE VIN WAS NOT UNDER RECALL. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 150,000.

Components: STEERING

May 10, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11416309
Consumer Location: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
VIN: 1FMCU0DG0BK****

Summary of Complaint

LOST TOTAL CONTROL OF POWER STEERING AND ALMOST CRASHED. I NOTICED RECALL 14S05 FOR POWER STEERING CONTROL MODULE. IT ONLY COVERS CARS BUILT BETWEEN 2008 AND SEPT 11,2010. MY VEHICLE WAS BUILT OCTOBER 2010 AT SAME PLANT. HOW SURE CAN I BE THAT MY VEHICLE WAS NOT BUILT WITH DEFECTIVE PART. THE COST TO REPLACE THE POWER STEERING CONTROL MODULE IS AMOST $2200. MY CAR IS AT THE FORD DEALER SHIP AT THIS MOMENT. I REACHED OUT TO FORD CUSTOMER RELATIONS, BUT NO SUCH LUCK. I HAPPEN TO OWN 6 FORDS AT T HE MOMENT AND HAVE PURCHASED NOTHING BUT FORDS FOR 20 YEARS.THIS ISSUE COULD HAVE GOTTEN ME KILLED.

Components: STEERING

May 04, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11415424
Consumer Location: MOUNT PLEASANT, TN
VIN: 1FMCU0DG3BK****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD THE VEHICLE POWER STEERING COMPLETELY CUT OFF. UPON TAKING TO THE SHOP THEY STATED IT WAS A CHECK ENGINE CODE THAT REFERRED TO A RECALL

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION WHEELS

April 26, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11414354
Consumer Location: ELBA, NY
VIN: 1FMCU9D73BK****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A 2011 FORD EACAPE.... WE LOST POWER STEERING 2-3 YEARS AGO IN MY CAR WHILE DRIVING ON TWISTY HILLY ROADS IN ITHICA, NY ON WAY TO GET OUR 3 YOUNG GRANDCHILDREN AND THANK GOD IT WAS MY HUSBAND DRIVING BECAUSE I PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN IN A SERIOUS ACCIDENT... TONS OF CARS RECALLED... SAME MAKE,SAME MODEL,SAME YEAR AND MADE AT SAME PLANT IN KANSAS!!!!! BUT FORD NEVER RECALLED MU VIN#..... WE WERE STRANDED THERE AND LOST TIME FROM WORK!!!! WE TOOK IT TO 3 FORD DEALERS WITH NO HELP!!! WANTING ALMOST $2,400!!!!! LOST TIME FROM WORK GETTING IT FIXED WHICH TOOK OVER 3WEEKS AND FINALLY OUR MECHANIC FOUND THE PART!!!! POWER STEERING COLUMN!!!! HOW WITH 1,000S OF COMPLAINTS IS MINE NOT COVERED!!!! IT'S THE STEERING COLUMN!!!! IT'S NOT LIKE IT'S A MUFFLER!!!! NOW AFTER PAYING TO GET IT FIXED !!!! I HAVE SINCE GIVEN THIS TO MY 18 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER FOR HER SENIOR YEAR AND SHE LOST POWER STEERING ALMOST SENDING HER INTO HEAD ON TRAFFIC!!!!! MY DAUGHTER ALMOST GOT KILLED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND YES WE WERE TOLD ITS THE GOD [XXX] STEERING COLUMN AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT DO I HAVE TO SO TO GO AFTER FORD FOR THIS SERIOUS ISSUE!!!!!! THEY MAKE BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS SELLING FAULTY, DANGEROUS CARS!!!!!!! AND ARE ALLOWED OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN TO GET AWAY WITH IT!!!!!! THEY KNOW FULL WELL THAT THERE IS A SERIOUS ISSUE AND SHOULD HAVE RECALLED ALL OF THE 2011 ESCAPES TO GET THAT PART FIXED!!!!!! ALL!!!! WHEN ARE YOU OR SOMEBODY GOING TO PUT A STOP TO THIS [XXX]!!!!!!!!! ALMOST EXACTLY 3 YEARS TO THE DAY OF WHEN THIS HAPPENED BEFORE!!!! NOW I HAVE TO WAIT AGAIN TO FIND A PART, PAY TONS OF MONEY AGAIN!!! AND THANK GOD MY DAUGHTER DIDN'T GET HURT!!!!! PARTS OF THIS DOCUMENT HAVE BEEN REDACTED TO PROTECT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

February 18, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11414190
Consumer Location: ELK GROVE, CA
VIN: 1FMCU4K33BK****

Summary of Complaint

ALL BRAKE/ABS WARNING LIGHTS COME ON AND BRAKE PEDAL GOES ALL THE WAY TO THE FLOOR ON STARTUP BRAKE SYSTEM FAILURE OCCURS INTERMITTENTLY, AND REPEATEDLY AT ONLY 50K MILES. RESTARTING THE CAR RESULTS IN SOME BRAKE FUNCTION WITH ABS AND CHECK BRAKE WARNINGS. MECHANIC HAS READ THE CODES WHICH INCLUDE EVERY PART OF THE BRAKE SYSTEM. EVERY. SINGLE. PART.

Components: STEERING

April 08, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11413450
Consumer Location: SAN JUAN, PR
VIN: 1FMCU0C77BK****

Summary of Complaint

AT 65 MPH ON HIGHWAY I LOST STEERING CONTROL, NO MOVEMENT OF STEERING WOULD CHANGE THE COURSE OF THE CAR

Components: STEERING

November 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11408436
Consumer Location: CLEVELAND, OH
VIN: 1FMCU9EG9BK****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE LOSS POWER STEERING ASSIST WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE POWER STEERING FUNCTIONALITY RETURNED AFTER THE VEHICLE WAS RESTARTED. THE CONTACT HAD TAKEN THE VEHICLE TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE HE WAS INFORMED THAT THE STEERING COLUMN NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. LIBERTY FORD MAPLE HEIGHTS (5500 WARRENSVILLE CENTER RD, MAPLE HEIGHTS, OH 44137) AND THE MANUFACTURER WERE NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT HIS VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V284000 (STEERING). THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 117,000.

Components: STEERING

April 12, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11407786
Consumer Location: LEBANON, CT
VIN: 1FMCU9DG1BK****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING ASSIST. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO MONACO FORD (767 NEW LONDON TURNPIKE, GLASTONBURY, CT 06033) AND DIAGNOSED WITH STEERING FAILURE. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE STEERING COLUMN NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT YET REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THERE WAS NO RECALL ASSOCIATED WITH THE VIN. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS A RECALL WITH NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V284000 (STEERING) HOWEVER, HIS VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED HOWEVER, THE VEHICLE HAD EXPERIENCED THE FAILURE STATED IN THE RECALL CAMPAIGN. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 132,000.

Components: STEERING FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

March 11, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11405899
Consumer Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
VIN: 1FMCU0D70BK****

Summary of Complaint

MY POWER STEERING ASSIST LIGHT IS ON AND I CAN NOT STEER MY VEHICLE. I GOT IN TO TAKE MY KIDS OUT AND I COULD NOT STEER. ITS TOO UNSAFE TO DRIVE, AND I READ THIS IS A KNOWN ISSUE WITH FORD UNDER STEERING ISSUE COMPLAINTS. IF MY VEHICLE IS COVERED TO BE REPAIRED UNDER A RECALL I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE NEXT STEP. ITS AROUND $1000 TO FIX AND I CAN NOT AFFORD THIS.

Components: STEERING

March 15, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11405473
Consumer Location: PORTLAND, OR
VIN: 1FMCU0DG5BK****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING ON THE INTERSTATE WHILE DRIVING 65MPH AND LOST POWER STEERING, (TRACTION CONTROL LED CAME ON) AND RIGHT TURN SIGNAL QUIT WORKING ALL TOGETHER - HAD TO HOLD IT TO PULL OFF THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. I HAVE ALREADY FIXED THIS ISSUE BEFORE, 4 YEARS AGO, FOR $2000. THEY QUOTED ME $2400 AGAIN, EVEN THOUGH THERE SEEMS TO BE A RECALL FOR THIS ISSUE WITH FORD ESCAPES (14S05), JUST NOT FOR MY VIN.

Components: STEERING FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

March 11, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11405046
Consumer Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
VIN: 1FMCU0D70BK****

Summary of Complaint

THE POWER STEERING ASSIST FAILED ON MY 2011 FORD ESCAPE. STATIONARY WHEN HAPPENED. SO, FRUSTRATED THAT I CANT STEER IT AND HAVE TWO KIDS I NEED TO TOTE AROUND BUT ITS VERY UNSAFE AND I CANT DRIVE IT WITH MY KIDS IN THE CAR FOR SAFETY CONCERNS. ALSO MY FUEL INTAKE FAILED AND A WARNING LIGHT IS ON FOR IT. I READ THAT BOTH OF THESE EXACT ISSUES HAVE BEEN RECALLED ON THIS MODEL. PLEASE HELP.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION POWER TRAIN

March 22, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11404594
Consumer Location: MOORESVILLE, IN
VIN: 1FMCU9DG8BK****

Summary of Complaint

I HIT A BUMP IN THE ROAD AND WHEEL ON PASSENGER SIDE OF VEHICLE WHEN UP INTO WHEEL WELL. ALMOST HIT ONCOMING TRAFFIC WHEN I LOST ALL STEERING. I TOOK IT TO THE FORD DEALERSHIP VIA TOW TRUCK AND WAS TOLD THAT THE FRONT SUBFRAME WAS COMPLETELY ROTTEN AT 87,000 MILES DRIVER SIDE IS NOT FAR FROM BREAKING I WAS TOLD REPAIRS WOULD COST AS MUCH AS THE VEHICLE IS WORTH

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

March 10, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11404099
Consumer Location: HAMILTON, NJ
VIN: 1FMCU9E76BK****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE CALLED FORD MANY TIMES, AS I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM ALL THE TIME, IT SHOWS THAT MY CAR HAS AN EVAPORATIVE EMISSION SYSTEM LEAK CODE P0457. THIS IS THE 4TH TIME THAT SHOWS THE SAME PROBLEM EVEN AFTER 'FIXING'. FORD ESCAPE HAD THIS RECALL IN 2016 BUT FOR SOME REASON I WAS NOT SENT A NOTICE.

Components: STEERING

August 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11403104
Consumer Location: FISHERS, IN
VIN: 1FMCU9EG7BK****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AT SLOWER SPEEDS THE POWER STEERING INTERMITTENTLY FAILED TO OPERATE WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT RESTARTED THE VEHICLE AND THE VEHICLE RESUMED NORMAL OPERATION. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO DON HINDS FORD INC (12610 FORD DR, FISHERS, IN 46038) WHERE THEY DIAGNOSED THE VEHICLE WITH A DEFECTIVE STEERING COLUMN. THE CONTACT THEN TOOK HER VEHICLE TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO LINKED THE FAILURE TO NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V284000 (STEERING). THE MECHANIC THEN REFERRED HER TO THE MANUFACTURER WHO INFORMED HER THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT BE COVERED UNDER THE RECALL. THE MANUFACTURER OFFERED NO FURTHER ASSISTANCE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

Components: STEERING

September 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11400209
Consumer Location: LORADO, WV
VIN: 1FMCU9EG7BK****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT AN UNDISCLOSED SPEED, THE STEERING CEASED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THORNHILL FORD (U.S. 119 NORTH 500 FORD FAIRLANE, CHAPMANVILLE, WV 25508) WHO INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE STEERING WHEEL LOCKS FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FAILURE RECURRED WITH THE STEERING WHEEL MAKING A CLICKING SOUND. ADDITIONALLY, IT WAS MORE DIFFICULT TO STEER THE VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 85,000.

Components: STEERING

March 04, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11399343
Consumer Location: HELMETTA, NJ
VIN: 1FMCU9EG8BK****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING UPHILL ON THE ENTRANCE TO MY COLLEGE CAMPUS THE STEERING WHEEL FROZE AND I LOST ABILITY TO STEER THE VEHICLE. IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT TO TURN THE WHEEL TO GET IT INTO A PARKING SPOT. THANKFULLY I WASN'T ON THE GARDEN STATE PKWY WHEN THIS HAPPENED. I NEEDED TO HAVE IT TOWED BECAUSE IT WAS UNDRIVEABLE TO MY REPAIR SHOP FROM MY SCHOOL CAMPUS IN MONTCLAIR, NJ TO MONROE TWP, NJ. MY MECHANIC DID A DIAGNOSTIC AND ADVISED THERE WAS A RECALL (NHTSA CAMPAIGN 14V28400) AND FORD'S RECALL NUMBER 14S05. AFTER CONTACTING THE DEALER ABOUT THE RECALL I WAS ADVISED THERE WAS NO OPEN RECALL. MY LOCAL REPAIR SHOP ADVISED TO HAVE THE VEHICLE TOWED TO THE DEALERSHIP FOR DIAGNOSTIC. THEY TOO ADVISED NO RECALL AND ADVISED REPAIRS WILL COST $2700. WHY WOULD A RECALL COME UP ON VEHICLEHISTORY.COM AND SPECIFICALLY STATE 2011 FORD ESCAPE AND THIS NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR MY VEHIICLE.

Components: STEERING

February 24, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11398720
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FMCU9DG9BK****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE STARTING THE VEHICLE FROM A PARKED POSITION, THE VEHICLE LOSS POWER STEERING ASSIST. THE CONTACT RESTARTED THE VEHICLE AND THE POWER STEERING STARTED WORKING AS DESIGNED. THE FAILURE RECURRED WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS AT A RED LIGHT. THE LIGHT TURNED GREEN AND THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO MAKE A LEFT TURN AND THE VEHICLE LOSS POWER STEERING ASSIST. THE VEHICLE WAS RESTARTED HOWEVER, THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THERE WAS NO WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 132,000.

Components: STEERING

February 26, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11398259
Consumer Location: WALNUT CREEK, CA
VIN: 1FMCU9DG5BK****

Summary of Complaint

I STOPPED BEFORE ENTERING A TRAFFIC CIRCLE. WHEN STARTING AND TURNING RIGHT TO ENTER THE TRAFFIC CIRCLE, MY POWER STEERING SEIZED UP. IT DIDN'T JUST GO DEAD -- IT STARTED VIBRATING AND I COULD FEEL THE MOTOR ACTIVELY RESISTING ANY STEERING MOVEMENT. THERE WAS NO AUDIBLE WARNING AND NO WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED ON MY DASHBOARD. ALL ELECTRONICS SEEMED TO OPERATE NORMALLY. WHEN I TURNED MY IGNITION OFF AND ON AGAIN, STEERING RETURNED TO NORMAL. THIS IS A LIFE-THREATENING SAFETY ISSUE. I HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY RECALL NOTICES RELATED TO STEERING.

Components: STEERING

February 04, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11397755
Consumer Location: CORRIGAN, TX
VIN: 1FMCU0EG3BK****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AT VEHICLE START-UP, THE STEERING WHEEL LOCKED AND WOULD NOT TURN. THE CONTACT RESTARTED THE VEHICLE AND THE STEERING WHEEL UNLOCKED HOWEVER, THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE CONTACT DROVE THE VEHICLE TO THE LOCAL DEALER GABRIEL/JORDAN FORD (2400 US-59, LIVINGSTON, TX 77351) TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THERE WAS A FAILURE WITH THE POWER STEERING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 137,567.

Components: STEERING

October 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11395777
Consumer Location: LAKELAND, FL
VIN: 1FMCU0DG2BK****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE THE NEIGHBOR WAS DRIVING, THE POWER STEERING SUDDENLY MALFUNCTIONED CAUSING THE STEERING WHEEL TO BECOME VERY DIFFICULT TO TURN IN EITHER DIRECTION. THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE WAS NOT DETERMINED. THE LOCAL DEALER LAKELAND FORD LOCATED AT 1430 W MEMORIAL BLVD, LAKELAND, FL 33815, WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V284000 (STEERING). THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE HAD EXPERIENCED THE SAME FAILURE LISTED IN THE RECALL. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 18, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11388783
Consumer Location: HARLEYSVILLE, PA
VIN: 1FMCU0D7XBK****

Summary of Complaint

THE FRONT SUBFRAME IS RUSTED OUT AND WILL NOT PASS THE PA STATE INSPECTION. THE CAR HAS UNDERCARRIAGE CORROSION PROBLEMS. WE JUST REPLACED THE MUFFLER PIPE FOR SIMILAR ISSUES LAST FALL. THEY CAR HAS BEEN DRIVING IN PA FOR LAST 9 YEARS AND SHOULD NOT BE HAVING THESE ISSUES. THE CAR HAS 89000 MILES. GODSHALLS AUTOMOTIVE CAN GET A USED PART AND LABOR TO FIX WILL BE $1100. THIS SHOULD BE LOOK AT AS A RECALL.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

January 05, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11387262
Consumer Location: LITTLETON, CO
VIN: 1FMCU9EG5BK****

Summary of Complaint

THE PROBLEM IS BRAKE LOSS IN REVERSE. IT HAPPENS INTERMITTENTLY AND INFREQUENTLY OVER THE PAST 7 YEARS. USUALLY WHEN BACKING OUT OF MY GARAGE AND CANNOT STOP IMMEDIATELY. THE PEDAL WILL BE ROCK HARD WHEN THIS HAPPENS AND AFTER A COUPLE OF SECONDS WILL DEPRESS AND BRAKES BACK TO NORMAL. SUMMER OR WINTER OR IN THE GARAGE THIS HAPPENS. I BROUGHT IT TO TWO DEALERSHIPS BUT THEY CANNOT FIND PROBLEM AS IT IS SO INTERMITTENT. IT SEEMS LIKE THE POWER ASSIST IS COMPLETELY GONE.

Components: STEERING

December 08, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11386544
Consumer Location: WEARE, NH
VIN: 1FMCU0D77BK****

Summary of Complaint

THE POWER STEERING HAS FAILED MULTIPLE TIMES. IT SEEMS TO HAPPEN WHENEVER I TAKE A HEAVY U-TURN. THE POWER STEERING GOES OUT AND AI HAVE NO CONTROL OVER MY STEERING. ACCORDING TO DEALERSHIPS THE POWER STEERING IS COMPUTERIZED, SO IS QUITE COSTLY TO FIX. BUT THIS IS A MAJOR SAFETY HAZARD WHEN DRIVING. THIS HAS HAPPENED ON CITY STREETS ONLY WHEN MAKING U-TURNS.

Components: STEERING

December 30, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11386311
Consumer Location: ASHLAND, PA
VIN: 1FMCU9D76BK****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE MAKING A RIGHT HAND TURN AT AN INTERSECTION PULLING OUT FROM A STOP SIGN. I WAS TURNING FROM A CITY STREET ONTO A HIGHWAY. THE POWER STEERING STOPPED WORKING MAKING THE VEHICLE HARD TO STEER AND ALMOST HITTING A STONE BARRIER BETWEEN THE LANES. THE VEHICLE WAS THEN PARKED AND TURNED OFF, AND LATER STARTED AND THE POWER STEERING HAD RETURNED. THIS WAS THE SECOND TIME THE POWER STEERING WAS LOST. THE FIRST TIME WAS ON A CITY STREET WHILE PULLING OUT FROM A PARKING SPOT AND VEHICLE WAS THEN PARKED. A SHORT TIME LATER THE VEHICLE WAS STARTED AND THE POWER STEERING HAD RETURNED. THIS HAS NOW HAPPENED A THIRD TIME WHILE BACKING OUT OF A PARKING SPOT THE POWER STEERING STOPPED WORKING , THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED AND SHUT OFF. IT WAS THEN LATER STARTED AND THE POWER STEERING HAD RETURNED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL MECHANIC WHO HOOKED THE VEHICLE TO A CODE SCANNER AND FOUND THE CODE FOR THE POWER STEERING TORQUE SENSOR HAD MALFUNCTIONED.

Components: WHEELS SERVICE BRAKES

December 31, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11386052
Consumer Location: ARLINGTON, VA
VIN: 1FMCU9EG4BK****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN THE VEHICLE IS ROLLING, THE RIGHT TIRE LOCKS UP AND STARTS SMOKING, THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME. MECHANIC CANNOT FIND IT TO FIX IT IF FIXABLE AND NOT A RECALL? I AM DRIVING CITY STREETS (IN VIRGINIA-SUBURBIA.

FORD ESCAPE Sold

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